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The Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy by John Webster, 1623

'The Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy' by John Webster was first published in London in 1623, though possibly written some years earlier. It contains a speech referring to 'those Paper prisons boys use to keepe flies in'.

A full copy of the work can be accessed online here.